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I've heard that the only difference between a Cuba Libre and a rum & Coke is adding a twist. Kind of like how adding a twist to a vodka & cranberry makes it a Cape Codder.

 

Coke hasn't been The Real Thing™ since they substituted corn syrup for cane sugar.

 

There are a few mexican restaurants near me , and most of them serve and sell mexican Coke ( still made w/cane sugar) Check your local mexican places and ask for the glass bottles. You can tell by looking at the bottle if it's from Mexico.

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If you add a drop or two of Angustura Bitters to a rum and coke you get a much more interesting drink. Actually reminds me of the flavor of those "coke bottle" gummies I had as a kid.

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I broke down and bought a pack of the CocaCola Blak a couple of weeks ago. They taste just like the gummi bottles, to me.

WildBillTurkey,

We have those here. We also have the Dr.Pepper with Domino cane sugar. I'm not a big fan.

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I am not a huge rum fan but having grown up in the Carribean, I have a bit of a soft spot for it.

 

Yse, yes, I know that soft spot may well be at the base of my brain.

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From Paul Harrington's Cocktail — The Drinks Bible For the 21st Century, comes this spin on a Cuba Libre:

 

1 ounce light rum

1/2 ounce gin

1/4 ounce lime juice

2 to 3 ounces Coca-Cola

2 dashes bitters

 

Pour all ingredients except cola into shilled Collins glass filled with ice. Top with cola and stir. Garnish with a lime squeeze. For a drink closer to the original recipe, leave out the gin and bitters.

 

The gin and bitters sound like a good addition to me.

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Does one get those from Opie?
Not any more. PM me for list of glassware shills.

 

You looking for a kitchen rotisserie? Opie's definitely the man to call if you want to "set it and forget it."

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the Green Fairy doesn't stand a chance against The Real Thing™.

Coke hasn't been The Real Thing™ since they substituted corn syrup for cane sugar.

 

Coke hasn't been the real thing since they substituted caffiene for cocaine.

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One only need know just how much coke to add to each serving of coke and it gets real again.

 

I did the math once and it came out if you drank three 8oz glasses real quick you could beat the hare.

 

Something like .08gm per 8oz I think.

 

Damn that was a long time ago.

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One only need know just how much coke to add to each serving of coke and it gets real again.

 

I did the math once and it came out if you drank three 8oz glasses real quick you could beat the hare.

 

Something like .08gm per 8oz I think.

 

Damn that was a long time ago.

 

Having a flashback, are you?

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One of my favorite silent movies, Douglas Fairbanks in "The Mystery of the Flying Fish" featuring that intrepid detective Coke Anyday.

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Picked up some Blãk last night out of curiosity. Tastes like Coke with a lot of caramel syrup in it. I taste almost no coffee except traces of that coffee flavoring they add to crappy coffee ice cream.

 

It's also way too sweet, even for me.

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My youngest daughter and I tried a bottle and gave it a unanimous "no thanks". Me, because I just don't like the way it tastes. She, because she is able to detect Splenda at 50 paces and hates it.

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I've ordered a Cuba Libre (or two) in Cuba and all I ever got was a straight-up rum and Coke. No lime juice as far as I could tell, but then I'm not much of a rum and Coke fan anyways. Just a foofy name, at least where I was drinking. I'll stick to Mojitos.

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